A June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex eventually led to the resignation of President Nixon. (Charles Tasnadi/Associated Press/File 1973)
As years go by, Watergate drifts toward myth
40 years later, debating legacy of Nixon’s crimes
By Marc Fisher Washington Post / June 17, 2012
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Forty years after Watergate, a central question about the scarring chapter in U.S. history lingers: Did Richard Nixon’s misdeeds and downfall strip the nation of its innocence or affirm the resilience of the American system?
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